O’NEAL, REDHAWKS DEFEAT EXPLORERS

O'NEAL, REDHAWKS DEFEAT EXPLORERS

Fargo-Moorhead 4, Sioux City 1 – Box

Fargo-Moorhead starting pitcher Mike O’Neal tossed eight sensational innings in leading the RedHawks to a 4-1 win over Sioux City. O’Neal allowed only one unearned run on five hits with no walks and six strikeouts in a 100-pitch effort. The southpaw won his second consecutive start and is now 2-1 on the season. Offensively for Fargo-Moorhead, DH Ryan Pineda showed the way going 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored and a RBI. RedHawks SS Yhoxian Medina added a pair of hits with a run scored with leadoff hitter Brett Wiley collecting a RBI single and a run. With the victory, Fargo-Moorhead is now a league best 11-3 on the season.

Cleburne 2, St. Paul 1 – Box

Right fielder Mitch Glasser singled home 2B Maikol Gonzalez in the fifth inning to give Cleburne a 2-0 lead and that would be all they needed in a 2-1 win over St. Paul. Glasser drove in both runs for the Railroaders in a 1-for-3 night while Gonzalez plated both runs, going 0-for-2. DH Geraldo Valentin also chipped in a three-hit game for Cleburne. Railroaders starting pitcher Santos Arias threw six solid innings to notch his first victory of the year. Arias gave up an earned run on two hits with eight strikeouts in the 22 batters faced. The bullpen duo of Casey Upperman and Winston Abreu fanned seven batters over the final three innings to lockdown the win. Abreu earned his second save.

Wichita 13, Salina 0 – Box

Wichita scored six runs in the third inning to take a 6-0 lead and would roll from there to a 13-0 victory over Salina. The Wingnuts pounded out 12 hits in the contest with every batter in the lineup picking up at least one. Wichita LF Brennen Salgado led the offensive surge going 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBI.  Wingnuts DH Brent Clevlen also launched a home run in a 1-for-3 night while RF Richard Prigatano had a 2-for-4 game with a pair of runs scored and a RBI. Wichita starter Jordan Cooper threw seven shutout innings to take home his second win. Cooper allowed only six hits with five strikeouts in 69 pitches thrown. Jordan has still not allowed a run in his three starts thus far this season.

Winnipeg 8, Sioux Falls 6 – Box

Winnipeg scored six runs over the fourth and fifth innings to take an 8-1 lead and held off a late Sioux Falls rally to win by an 8-6 final. The Goldeyes collected 12 hits in the contest with four batters having multi-hit games. The 5-6-7 hitters of DH Shawn Pleffner, SS Andrew Sohn and 3B Wes Darvill did the most damage going a combined 7-for-11 at the plate with five runs scored and three RBI. Goldeyes starting pitcher Edwin Carl gave up three earned runs on six hits in eight innings of work to notch his first victory of the season.  Carl issued two walks and struck out five batters in the 113-pitch outing. For Sioux Falls in the losing effort, leadoff hitter Blake Schmit went 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI.

Gary SouthShore 5, Kansas City 2 – Box

Gary SouthShore tallied three runs in the seventh inning to break a 2-2 tie and defeat Kansas City by the score of 5-2. The RailCats jumped ahead 2-0 in the fourth on sacrifice flies from DH Frank Martinez and C Jaime Del Valle. The T-Bones came back to tie the contest at 2-2 in the seventh on a two-run double by C Christian Correa. Gary SouthShore then would take the lead for good in the bottom of the frame on a RBI triple by SS Ryan Fitzgerald, a run-scoring single by 3B Kris Goodman and a sacrifice fly from Martinez. Goodman finished the game going 2-for-4 with a RBI while Martinez had a 0-for-1 night with two RBI. RailCats reliever Drasen Johnson struck out three batters in 1 2/3 innings of work to collect the victory.

 

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